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Slip and Fall and Premises Liability

Slip and Fall / Premises Liability: Under this theory, the owners and occupiers of land or property owe a legal responsibility for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. These laws are largely dependant on state law and vary from state-to-state. What's usually important in these cases is to look at the status of the injured. Where they a trespassor or were they invited to the property? The status of the injured person with regards to the property might play a role in determining duty, depending on the state. Courts might also look at the condition of the property. Finally, there may be special laws applying to landlords and lessors of property.


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When you meet with a personal injury attorney for a consultation, you don't want to show up empty-handed.

You want to give your potential lawyer all the information you can so she can make an accurate evaluation of your injury case. That won't exactly work if you leave crucial documents at home or at the hospital.

So make sure you bring these seven types of documents to your personal injury consultation:

Slip-and-Fall: Do You Have a Case?

As summer slips into fall, calendar-wise, the incoming wet weather in many parts of the country brings with it the risk for a more literally kind of fall: a slip-and-fall injury.

Unfortunately, wet surfaces are just one of the many conditions that can cause a slip-and-fall injury. Outdoor slip-and-fall injuries can be caused by cracked pavement or sidewalks, inadequate lighting, or hidden dangers such as unfilled holes. Indoors, polished or wax floors, torn carpets, worn stairways or improperly maintained elevators and escalators are all sources of slip-and-fall injuries.

But how do you know if your slip-and-fall injury will make for a winnable personal injury lawsuit? Here are a few factors to consider:

Injured at Work? 3 Potential Options for Recovery

Getting injured at work is a pretty common occurrence, but what are your legal options if you get hurt?

According to a FindLaw.com survey, more than one in five Americans said they've been injured on the job. Workplace injuries not only impact you physically, but it can affect you financially as well.

Here are three potential legal options to seek out if you're injured at work:

College parties have certainly been known to occasionally get out of control.

A spring-break party near the University of California, Santa Barbara earlier this year turned ugly when a campus police officer tried to arrest a partygoer...but ended up with 44 injuries and more than 100 arrests, reports The Associated Press.

If you're injured at a college party, can you sue?

Waterparks are a great way to cool off during the summer, but they can also leave you with serious injuries.

Slip-and-fall injuries, heat-related illnesses, and even drownings can occur at waterparks. And while it hasn't caused any injuries yet, the world's tallest water slide -- a 168-foot-tall slide set to open at a park in Kansas City (here's video of a test run shared by io9) -- made some of us wonder about potential liability issues (though the net makes us feel a bit more safe).

So if you're hurt at a waterpark, who can potentially be held liable?

A tourist's fingertips were severed after an accident on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride Thursday, with many legal questions yet to be answered.

The injured man, a UK resident whose name has not been released, lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers on his right hand. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the injury occurred after the victim was holding on to the outside of the boat during the ride.

Was the man properly warned, and should Disney cover the damage?

Parks are great places for a picnic or BBQ, but injuries can and do happen. Tree limbs can fall, children can drown in lakes, and poorly maintained grounds can provide various ways to trip and fall.

So if you're injured in a park, how do you sue? Here's a general overview:

If you're injured, seeking medical treatment for your injuries is certainly the first priority. No less urgent, however: talking to a personal injury attorney.

Just as with medical treatment, people who have suffered injuries often wait until they feel it's absolutely necessary to talk to an attorney. But often with personal injury cases, as the saying goes: You snooze, you lose.

Here are five reasons why you shouldn't wait to call a personal injury attorney:

When summer hits, public pools can be a great place to cool off and enjoy some time in the sun.

But what happens if you or your child are injured at a publicly owned swimming pool? How do you go about seeking compensation for your pain, medical bills and other injuries? Whom can you hold responsible?

Here are three tips for filing a claim or lawsuit if you're injured at a public pool:

It seems dangerous to let thousands of people sit and have solid objects be hit towards them at high speeds by exceptionally strong men.

Yet that's exactly what happens at baseball stadiums across the country every night during baseball season. Foul balls get hit into the stands and spectators -- such as the 8-year-old boy recently hit in the head by a foul ball at an Atlanta Braves game -- are at risk of getting plunked.

The question is: If you get hit by a foul ball at a baseball game, can you sue?